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Staff Members

December 31, 2017

Japan-U.S. Program Department

Aya MurataDirector and Senior Program Officer
Madoka KonoAssociate Program Officer

International Peace and Security Department

Masataka SaburiDirector
Tsuyoshi MurakamiProgram DirectorPacific Island Nations Program
Noboru YamaguchiAdvisor
Bonji OharaSenior Fellow
Tsuneo WatanabeSenior Fellow
Hideyuki ShiozawaSenior Program OfficerPacific Island Nations Program
Risa NobeResearch Fellow
Naomi KondaResearch Fellow
Ippeita NishidaResearch Fellow

Asia Peace Initiatives Department

Maho NakayamaDirector and Senior Program OfficerJapan-U.S. Program Department
Asia Social Integration Department
Akiko HoribaSenior Program OfficerJapan-U.S. Program Department
Middle East and Islam Program Department
Yui NakamuraSenior Program Officer
Chelo MoriAssociate Program OfficerAsia Social Integration Department
Ayuko TakahashiAssociate Program OfficerInternational Peace and Security Department

Asia Social Integration Department

Fumiko OkamotoDirector and Senior Program Officer
Akihiro UedaProgram OfficerJapan-U.S. Program Department
Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Yoshinori DoiProgram Officer
Mariko HayashiProgram OfficerAsia Peace Initiative Department
Middle East and Islam Program Department

Gender Investment and Innovation Department

Mari KogisoDirector
Yuko HiroseSenior Program Officer
Natasha ShihSocial Investment Analyst
Yuka YabashiProgram Officer

Japan-China Cooperation Department

Yu ZhanDirector
Hu YipingSinior Program Officer
Kobayashi YoshiyukiSinior Program Officer
Soutome NaoProgram Officer

Middle East and Islam Program Department

Kayoko TatsumiDirector
Takahiro YokoyamaProgram Officer
Tomoyo Chisaka Associate Program Officer

Ocean Policy Research Institute

Atsushi Sunami (Ph.D.)Executive Director
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation/
President
Tetsuro YoshidaVice President
Hiroshi TerashimaAdvisor
Eisuke Kudo (Vice Admiral, JCG Retired)Advisor
Tsutomu AkitaSenior Specialist

Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department

Eiji SakaiDirector
Naoko MaruyamaManager
Rina UesatoResearch FellowOcean Policy and Management
Devision
John A.DolanAssociate Program OfficerOcean Policy and Management
Devision
Susumu TakaiSpecial Research FellowCenter for Island Studies
Emi NabekuraAssistant ManagerCenter for Island Studies

Ocean Research and Development Department

Keita Furukawa (Dr.Eng.)Director and Senior Research Fellow
Kazumine Akimoto (Rear Admil, JMSDF Retired)Senior Research Fellow
Tomoya Akimichi (D.SC.)Special Research Fellow
Toshio Yamagata (Ph.D.)Special Research Fellow
Osamu Matsuda (Ph.D.)Visiting Research Fellow
Junichi TakedaVisiting Research Fellow
Hiromitsu Kitagawa (Ph.D.)Visiting Research Fellow
Moritaka Hayashi (LL.M,MA)Visiting Research Fellow
Masako OtsukaVisiting Research Fellow
Riho Gojo (Ph.D.)Visiting Research Fellow
Tomohiko TsunodaSenior Research Fellow, ManagerOcean Policy Studies Division
Miko Maekawa (Ph.D.)Senior Research Fellow, ManagerOcean Policy Studies Division
Masanori KobayashiSenior Research FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Kayako FujishigeResearch FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Tomo Shioiri (Ph.D.in Eng.)Research FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Yuta Komori (Ph.D.)Research FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Xiang Gao (Ph.D.)Research FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Yuhei MurakamiResearch FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Yusuke HondaResearch FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Satoko TakaharaResearch FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Hajime KuramochiSenior Research Fellow, ManagerSecurity Studies Division
Keiichiro FujikawaSenior Program AdministratorOcean Education Division
Shinichi IchikawaManagerOcean Education Division
Nobuko Nakamura (Ph.D.)Reserch FellowOcean Education Division
Mai FujiiResearch FellowOcean Policy Studies Division
Iwao FujiiAssociate Program OfficerSecurity Studies Division

Department of Marine Conservation and Policy

Wilf Swartz (Ph.D.)Director and Senior Research Fellow

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